Alexander Uninsky

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Birthday
2, 1910
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Dec 19, 1972 (62)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1910
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Dec 19, 1972 (62)

About

Russian-American classical pianist who was known for his unsentimental, elegant playing style.

Before Fame

He began studying piano in his hometown of Kiev, but moved to Paris in 1923.

Trivia

He tied for first place with blind Hungarian pianist Imre Ungar in the second-ever International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in 1952. He was favored the winner after a coin toss.

Family Life

He was a teacher at the Toronto Conservatory of Music and later the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Associated With

His many recordings showed off his mastery of numerous composers, including Frederic Chopin.